How Matt Badiali Went From A Geology Career To Being A Professional Investor
Matt Badiali has been advising middle-income investors how to make money in natural resources assets since July 2005. He started out in the field of offering his advice to people in this industry after having almost earned a Ph.D. in sedimentary geology. He had to pull out of that program due to the fact that he was soon to have a child. He pivoted to the financial punditry field because he knew his background as a scientist could help investors in the very difficult to navigate field of natural resources.
Over the past 13 years he has helped his subscribers navigate this area of investing which is notorious for experiencing really high highs and really low lows. Matt Badiali says that he can both let investors know when to invest in a particular class of assets, such as gold miners, and when they need to take their profits and move on to something else. It’s a very cyclical area where it takes a strong understanding of the fundamentals to do well as well as having a scientific background which is needed to analyze soil samples for things such as gold mines and the prospects of oil being found in a certain area. His current publication is Real Wealth Strategist. Visit streetwisereports.com to know more.
Somewhat ironically, Matt Badiali says that his worst job was working as a geologist. He had a job in Miami, Florida, which involved going around the city collecting dirt and water samples for analysis of pollution among other things. He says this job often took him to some of the worst parts of the city where he felt in danger. It was this job which was the impetus for him deciding that pursuing a master’s degree in geology would be in his best interests.
The one thing that he thinks he should have done differently in life was to get internships while he was in college. He says that working for free would have given him a lot more experience earlier in life. He says that in the long run it’s better to work for free for awhile and have a good position to put on your resume than instead wait until you graduate college and try to get a job with just your college degree and no work experience. So many jobs require some work experience in the field, he says, which makes the sacrifice of working for free really worth it for a lot of people.